13th March 2014: Representatives from Guernsey’s male cancer charity, Male Uprising Guernsey were joined by Mike Kinder from the Guernsey Cricket Board at a special assembly held at St Sampson’s High School.
The 350 students were all given a MUG blue cricket box, through an initiative supported by the GCB. This vital piece of sports kit is a must-have to protect ‘sensitive parts’ from the hard cricket ball and MUG has created a special version to highlight their male cancer message. The audience was also given one of MUG’s blue mustaches, which have become a symbol of the charity and all that it stands for.
Dan Collins, a MUG Council Member and testicular cancer survivor spoke candidly about his own experience of cancer. Dan is committed to helping the charity spread its ‘get checked’ and ‘check your balls’ message and is able to explain that testicular cancer affects younger men. The students were also shown the educational testicular cancer video made last year by the charity in conjunction with Guernsey’s Sexual Health and Relationship Education team. Kate Corcoran from SHARE was on hand to answer questions.
The special assembly finished with a talk from MUG’s founder, Trevor Kelham and he presented the school with a copy of 101 – The Official Bradley Wiggins Opus. The limited edition books have been gifted by Opus to all secondary schools in Guernsey in recognition of the support the schools gave to last year’s visit by Sir Bradley Wiggins.